I have written many times about celebrities and domain names. It always is a combination of UDRP’s, cease and desist or a successful sale.
The names in this post are celebrity names that just expired.
MannyPacquiao.com the .com for the Filipino professional boxer and Senator of the Philippines closed at $1,700 at GoDaddy auctions.
For many years there was content that makes it seem like it was the official website. Copyright © 2012 The Office of Rep. Emmanuel Pacquiao. All Rights Reserved. Developed by Project DNA.
It was owned by a registrant from California.
The domain name then reverted to just a landing page with no content for years.
Manny’s official website looks to be at MP8.ph
DionneWarwick.info closed at $3,025 on GoDaddy auctions. Ms.Warwick is one of the most-charted female vocalists of all time.
Many years ago it looks like this was an official website, this is from back in 2005. Over the years the name redirected to other websites, etc.
$3,025 for a .info seems like a big price.
PriyankaChopra.com closed at $459 on DropCatch. The winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant is a very popular international film and television actress from India. Ms. Chopra has over 56 million followers on Instagram.
There were a couple cheap .net auctions for talented actress Rooney Mara and filmmaker Christopher Nolan.